This is actually based on a conversation I had with a colleague, but it is something that flits through my life very regularly. Some of this is because I have never been the person to naturally accrue either one. There are people who do (I have known some of them for years and watched, it’s… Continue reading Manners: Personal v. Positional Authority
I started writing a review of Birthmarked (Caragh M. O’Brien) and stopped because I couldn’t come up with anything positive I wanted to say. I had to force myself to finish the book despite yelling at the audiobook several times. That is the best I can do for a “review” of this book. I am instead going… Continue reading NOT a review: Dystopian novels
This was a 6-books series I’ve been working on for…. probably about 6 months. I was listening to them via audiobook and they are LONG (and I had about 2 months Nov-Dec where I couldn’t buy the last 2 because it was xmas season. Then I found them at my local library via overdrive). Overview:… Continue reading Review: Codex of Alera (Jim Butcher)
I have to admire an author who tackles something truly alien. Sci-fi writers have to really take an alien species and make them different. Some do this well, some don’t. I would argue it’s even harder to take something real and make it familiar while also keeping it’s truthfully alien nature consistent. I give kudos… Continue reading Review: The Bees
What she doesn’t know before arriving is that emperor needs her help – his empire is seething with resentments from the wars he has fought and the nobles plot against him.
I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them over the Christmas holiday and I had some very interesting thoughts. Again, I don’t want to hash out “yet another review” of whether it was good or not. I’ll leave that to the professionals. I will also assume anyone reading this has already seen the movie, because although… Continue reading Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (movie)
Spoiler-ish review. Read only if/when you have watched!